Elasto Proxy is wrapping up our twelfth year of blogging with a look back at our most-viewed content of 2023. Whether you’re new to the blog or have been with us since 2011, we think you’ll want to know which content captured the most attention this year.  Here are the most popular topics of 2023 in terms of total views.   

#1 Solar Panels and Rubber Products

Solar panels use five major types of rubber products: solar panel seam gaskets, solar inverter enclosure gaskets, UL 94 flame-resistant gaskets, EMI shielding gaskets, and molded rubber parts. Elasto Proxy can supply solar panel manufacturers with all of these rubber products. We’re also ready to support companies that make solar canopy, solar carport, and solar awning systems.

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#2 BISCO HT-805(A) Silicone Foam Alternative

Elasto Proxy supplies an alternative to BISCO® HT-805(A) silicone foam, a medium-density foam from Rogers Corporation, that meets UL-94 V0, SMP 800-C, and AMS 3195 requirements. Our sheet material comes in standard and custom thicknesses and is available with a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) for ease of installation. It’s gray in color and has a smooth surface finish.

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#3 Engine Compartment Insulation for Heavy Equipment

Engine compartment insulation keeps heat and noise in the engine bay from reaching a vehicle’s interior. It contains thermal insulation that reduces the transfer of heat from a higher-temperature object, the engine, to a lower-temperature one, the cabin. It also includes acoustic insulation that absorbs, blocks, and/or dampens sounds that would otherwise reach the cabin.

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#4 TPE Gaskets from Elasto Proxy

TPE gaskets are made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), a group of rubber-like materials that combine the advantages of plastics with the benefits of elastomers. Elasto Proxy fabricates these environmental seals from profiles we source from trusted suppliers and store in our warehouses. We then cut and bond TPE profiles into finished products like door and window seals.

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#5 Extruded Rubber Tolerances for Seals and Gaskets

Knowing that extruded rubber tolerances are different from metal ones can save you from having to revise your seal’s dimensions at the last minute. It can also save you from having to modify a larger product design, such as an enclosure, so that an extruded rubber gasket will fit. This article contains the extruded part tolerances you need and also showcases our Tolerance Calculator.

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#6 Silicone Seals from Elasto Proxy 

Silicone seals combine environmental sealing and insulation with chemical inertness, low toxicity, and resistance to high and low temperatures. As this article explains, Elasto Proxy fabricates these and other types of silicone seals: solid silicone, sponge silicone, silicone foam, electrically conductive, thermally conductive, medical grade and food grade, flame resistant, and IP and NEMA compliant.

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#7 Edge Trim from Elasto Proxy

Edge trim are pressed or pushed into place to cover exposed metal or plastic edges. They protect these surfaces and the people who come into contact with them while providing a finished appearance. Applications for edge trim include the edges of doors on heavy equipment, vehicles, and machinery. Edge trims are also installed over the edges of work surfaces like stainless steel tables.

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#8 Sound Absorber FAQs

A sound absorber is a type of acoustic insulation that absorbs sound rather than blocking it or reducing its energy (dampening). Materials of construction include open-cell acoustical foams and optional facings that can tune our specific frequencies or that reflect heat, support cleaning, or provide a decorative finish. This article contains answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the sound absorbers we make.   

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#9 EV Charging Stations and Rubber Products

EV charging stations contain electrical and electronic components that need to be protected from outdoor environments. Rubber products provide this protection and include environmental seals, flame retardant gaskets, EMI shielding gaskets, and molded rubber parts. Elasto Proxy fabricates all of these products and provides added-value services like kitting and assembly packaging.

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#10 Floor Matting from Elasto Proxy

Floor matting is used in the products that manufacturers make and beneath the feet of the workers who make them. Applications include heavy equipment, commercial kitchens, food manufacturing facilities, hospitals, laboratories, and locker rooms. Elasto Proxy supplies commercial and industrial customers with rubber floor matting that’s cut-to-size and arrives ready to install.

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How Can We Help You in 2024?

Elasto Proxy is a custom fabricator and distributor that specializes in low-to-medium volumes of rubber and plastic products such as seals, gaskets, and insulation. We also supply molded rubber parts such as silicone hose connectors, molded plastic parts such as the pedal pads on hospital pads, and rubber-to-metal bonded assemblies such as anti-vibration mounts.

It’s impossible to predict what 2024 will hold, but Elasto Proxy knows one thing for sure. We look forward to continuing to serve you and to helping you meet your business and technical needs. We also invite you to continue reading our blog and help us celebrate a major milestone in 2024: our 600th blog entry!

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